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Mike Trout | Outfielder | #27

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (25) / LAA
Contract: view contract details
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The new collective bargaining agreement has done away with the rule giving homefield advantage in the World Series to the league that wins the All-Star Game.
Great news for fans of logic and reason. It was truly one of the dumbest things in professional sports. Homefield advantage for the World Series will now be determined by the pennant winner with the best regular-season record, as it should be. Also a major new part of the new CBA: the minimum (non-concussion) disabled list stint is now 10 games instead of 15. Dec 1 - 8:51 AM

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Multiple outlets are reporting that MLB and the MLBPA have agreed on a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement.

Baseball fans can breathe easy, as it looks like there will be no threat of a work stoppage any time in the near future. Per the New York Post's Joel Sherman, the luxury tax threshold will open at around $195 million and rise over the course of the new agreement to eventually bring it to approximately $210-215 million. Sherman further relays that there will be a penalty of 60-70% for those who exceed that threshold by a significant margin. Also of note in the new CBA, while free-agent compensation will still take place in the form of the signing team surrendering a draft pick, first-round picks will no longer be in play on that front. There was also discussion of increasing the 25-man roster to 26, but that ultimately did not come to pass.
Nov 30 - 9:07 PM

Mike Trout was named as the winner of the AL MVP Award by the Baseball Writers Association of America on Thursday.

Trout received 19 out of the 30 first-place votes. Mookie Betts received nine-first place votes and finished second in the balloting. Jose Altuve didn't receive any first-place votes and finished third. David Ortiz and Adrian Beltre received the other first-place votes. The thought was that Trout would be penalized for playing for a team who lost 88 games, but his production carried the day in the end. That’s how it should be. Trout once again proved to be the best player in the sport this season. He led the American League in OPS+, walks, on-base percentage, and runs scored while batting .315/.441/.550 with 29 homers, 100 RBI, and 30 stolen bases. He was also a quality defender and provided value on the bases. This is his second career MVP award, though there is obviously the case to be made that he should have more by now. He’s now finished second or higher in MVP balloting in each of his first five full seasons in the majors.
Source: BBWAA.com
Nov 17 - 6:19 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the United States team for the World Baseball Classic has failed "to get anything more than maybes" from Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.

A preliminary 50-player list had to be submitted in October, and Trout and Harper were not on it. Sherman notes that final WBC rosters are not due until January, but Trout or Harper joining late "would mean to give someone who has given a commitment the heave-ho, which would be bad form." Among the players who have committed: Clayton Kershaw, Noah Syndergaard, Chris Archer, Nolan Arenado, Jake Arrieta, Kris Bryant, Eric Hosmer, Ian Kinsler, Corey Kluber, Jonathan Lucroy, Andrew Miller, Buster Posey, David Price, Max Scherzer, Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Verlander, Dellin Betances, and Christian Yelich.
Nov 1 - 5:52 PM

Mike Trout went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's season-ending win over the Astros.

He hit two big milestones today. The RBI was his 100th of the season, the second time he has hit that mark in his career. The stolen base was his 30th of the season, the third time he has hit that mark but it has been awhile. He swiped just 11 bags last year and 16 the year before. Trout finishes another MVP-caliber season with a batting line of .315/.441/.550 with 29 homers and 123 runs scored.
Oct 2 - 6:44 PM

Mike Trout (shoulder) returned to the Angels lineup on Friday, going 0-for-3 with a walk and a pair of stolen bases in a victory over the Astros.

With his pair of swipes, Trout now has 29 stolen bases on the season. He also sits at 29 home runs. He'll undoubtedly push to get each of those numbers to 30 over the final two days of the regular season.
Oct 1 - 8:27 AM

X-rays on Mike Trout's left shoulder came back negative.

Trout exited Wednesday's game against the A's after being hit in the shoulder blade by a pitch, but he's expected to be fine. The hope is that he'll be ready to go on Friday versus the Astros.
Sep 29 - 5:09 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he expects Mike Trout (shoulder) to play in Friday's series opener against the Astros.

Trout left Wednesday night's series finale with the Athletics after taking a John Axford fastball off his left shoulder blade in the bottom of the eighth inning. He was in visible pain as he made his way into the dugout with a trainer, but the star center fielder escaped with nothing more than a bad bruise. Trout was 1-for-4 with a run scored Wednesday before departing. He's batting .318/.441/.556 in 156 games this season.
Sep 29 - 1:42 AM

Mike Trout was pulled from Wednesday's game against the A's after taking a pitch off his left shoulder.

Trout was struck on the left shoulder blade by a 96-mph John Axford fastball in the bottom of the eighth inning and looked to be in a good deal of pain as he walked off with a trainer. There should be an update from Anaheim within the hour. Trout was 1-for-4 with a run scored before exiting.
Sep 29 - 1:11 AM

Mike Trout went 2-for-2 with a homer and two walks as the Angels edged the A's 2-1 on Monday.

Trout has never finished a season with a 1.000 OPS, but he has a chance this year; tonight put him back up to 1.001. He's also one homer away from 30 and two RBI away from 100.
Sep 27 - 2:58 AM

Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with two RBI and scored three times in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

He also walked twice. He only made one out and was on the bases the whole game. The Angels trailed all night until breaking out for four runs in the eighth and five runs in the ninth. Trout had run-scoring hits in both of those frames. The superstar is batting .318/.440/.557 with 28 bombs, 97 RBI and leads the majors with 120 runs scored. Tack on 27 stolen bases to complete the package.
Sep 24 - 11:08 PM

Mike Trout hit a three-run homer off Derek Holland and walked Wednesday as the Angels edged the Rangers 5-4.

Who said Trout isn't making a difference in meaningful games in September? He's hit .306 with three homers, 11 RBI and 14 walks in 19 games this month. All but two of those games have come against teams in the mix for a spot in the postseason.
Sep 22 - 12:30 AM

Mike Trout was undone by Taijuan Walker in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, striking out in each of his three at-bats.

Trout entered the game 9-for-11 with three home runs against Walker, but the pitcher turned the tide on the slugger in Tuesday's contest by fanning him three times in a complete game effort. Of late, Trout has been a little whiff happy, with 10 strikeouts in his last 18 at-bats. He is hitting .319/.435/.561 with 27 homers, 89 RBI and 25 steals for the season as a whole.
Sep 14 - 12:58 AM

Mike Trout had a good game in a losing cause versus the Rangers on Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base.

He singled in the first inning and was left stranded. He lifted a sacrifice fly to drive in a run in the third inning. In the bottom of the seventh he singled, stole third base and scored on a C.J. Cron double. Trout is having yet another monster season. He is batting .322/.440/.571 with 27 homers, 88 RBI, 109 runs scored and 24 stolen bases.
Sep 11 - 1:00 AM

Mike Trout and Albert Pujols are out of the Angels' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia did the same thing last Wednesday -- giving his two biggest stars the same day of rest. "When guys need days off might not really mesh exactly where you’d like it to," Scioscia told reporters this afternoon. "This is a good day to have them both out, then pick it up on Friday again."
Sep 7 - 2:50 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jett Bandy
2Carlos Perez
3Tony Sanchez
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Cliff Pennington
2Kaleb Cowart
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ji-Man Choi
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8Alex Meyer
9Nate Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Cam Bedrosian
3J.C. Ramirez
4Andrew Bailey
5Deolis Guerra
6Brooks Pounders
7Jose Alvarez
8Mike Morin
9Kirby Yates
10Keynan Middleton
11Austin Adams
12Justin Miller